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iatrogenic

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adjective iat·ro·gen·ic \(ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈje-nik\

Definition of iatrogenic

  1. :  induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures <an iatrogenic rash>

iat·ro·gen·e·sis play \-trō-ˈje-nə-səs\ noun
iat·ro·gen·i·cal·ly play \-trə-ˈje-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of iatrogenic

Greek iatros physician + English -genic


First Known Use: 1924


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iatrogenic

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adjective iat·ro·gen·ic \(ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈjen-ik also (ˌ)ē-\

Medical Definition of iatrogenic

  1. :  induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures <an iatrogenic rash>

  2. iat·ro·gen·i·cal·ly \-ˈjen-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb
    iat·ro·ge·nic·i·ty \-jə-ˈnis-ət-ē\play noun, plural iat·ro·ge·nic·i·ties




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